All generic TLD extensions and several country-code ones support a security lock option whose purpose is to prevent unapproved transfers of existing domains. Lots of registry operators that supervise ccTLDs that don’t support this option are in the process of introducing it for the sake of safety and for the convenience of the domain name owners. A domain name can be transferred only on the condition that it is unlocked and only a person who has been given access to the account with the current domain registrar can achieve that. New domains are registered with the lock option enabled intentionally, so as to prevent any unwanted transfer attempts. The lock option is one of the security measures for regulating the transfer of existing domain names between domain registrars that have been adopted over the years.

Registrar Lock in Hosting

With a Linux hosting service from our company, you will exert full control over your domains through our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. You will be able to do anything you’d like, including locking/unlocking any of the domain names registered through us, on the condition that the particular generic or country-code top-level domain name extension supports this option. Clicking on the padlock logo that you will notice next to any domain name registered in your Control Panel will show you its present status and clicking on it once more will allow you to modify that status. In case you want to transfer a domain to another domain registrar, you can start the process right away. Since unlocking a domain name through your Hepsia Control Panel will take effect instantaneously, no propagation time or any action on our end will be required. Locking a domain is just as easy – you will just have to complete the exact same steps.

Registrar Lock in Semi-dedicated Servers

Administering your domain names with our company is remarkably easy and the registrar lock feature is not an exception. In case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server account, you will be able to manage the domains registered through us using the very same Control Panel via which you’ll manage your web hosting account. For your convenience’s sake, the domains will be listed in alphabetical order and on the right-hand side you will see a padlock icon in case the particular domain name supports the registrar lock feature. If you click on the icon, you’ll see whether the particular domain is locked or not and you will be able to change this status by clicking once again. The status will be changed immediately and you’ll be able to initiate the domain transfer without having to wait for the update to appear on WHOIS lookup sites or for us to do anything on our end.